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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers appear strong at defensive end, but they still signed Kiante Anderson, an undrafted rookie free agent out of East Carolina. Karter Schult was waived to make room for Anderson, who was with NFC South rival Tampa Bay in camp before being waived. The team holds its first practice in Charlotte today since breaking training camp at Wofford College on Monday.

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LB Davis: Character should factor in PED bans

Panthers LB Thomas Davis would like to see the NFL take a player's character into consideration when issuing penalties such as the four-game suspension he'll serve to start this season.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers wide receiver was with the Eagles a year ago when they began their Super Bowl season. What chance does he give Carolina to make a title run? ‘'We have a shot,'' Smith said as camp broke.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Overall Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had a solid camp at Wofford College but struggled the last two days. Coach Ron Rivera had no explanation for why, but says the day and a half break before the team resumes in Charlotte preparation for the season comes at a good time.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, 35, still insists he wants to play one more season. But if this was his last training camp he will leave with great memories. He gave a lot of fans memories today as camp broke from Spartanburg, signing autographs for about an hour while most teammates rushed back to Charlotte, North Carolina.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Highlight of training camp: Panthers defensive defensive tackle Dontari Poe and right tackle Taylor Moton cleanly catch a punt. Hate to try and tackle either on a return. Coach Ron Rivera compared Poe to a former teammate at Chicago, William ‘'The Refrogerator'' Perry.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember former Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross? If you are wondering what he's been up to he has started the ‘'Little Buddy Farm'' in Fruitland, Idaho. Coach Ron Rivera was wearing a hat on Sunday that Gross sent him.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The play of rookie cornerback Donte Jackson in camp hasn't so much surprised coach Ron Rivera as it has cemented what the Panthers thought of him on draft day. Rivera says he feels more comfortable at corner with Jackson and James Bradberry playing the position than he has the past two years.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn't thrilled about the play of his quarterbacks today. Too many mistakes, including two interceptions by Cam Newton. But Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil likes what he's seen out of Newton this camp with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie cornerback Donte Jackson picks of Cam Newton pass intended for Devin Funchess In the end zone and then hams it up for 100 yards to the opposite end zone. The second-round pick is thé real deal.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton tries to liven up the crowd. First says, ‘'I don't hear ya'll.'' That was followed by, ‘'Ain't none of ya'll gone to church either. ... I need someone to pray for me.''

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

This is what it looks like when Panthers Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis covers Pro Bowl linebacker Luke Kuechly in practice.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers cornerbacks James Bradberry and Kevon Seymour back at practice. Bradberry was nursing a groin injury on Saturday that kept him out of the preseason opener. Seymour was with his wife for the birth of their child.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera was pleased with the way officials called the new leading with the helmet rule in Thursday's preseason opener at Buffalo.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton suggests the DJ's playlist needs updating for practice. The Panthers play music all practice now after Newton suggested it during the offseason.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers coach Ron Rivera doesn't anticipate DE Julius Peppers participating in any preseason games. He also doesn't anticipate that will have any negative impact on Peppers being ready for the opener.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Julius Peppers gradually is increasing his work load. Has a helmet today so maybe he won't work on the side. Panthers defensive line coach Brady Hoke said the defensive end says his surgically prepared shoulder is doing fine. So he's on target to be ready for the opener.

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